Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Area map
American Birkebeiner, world's largest cross country ski race, canceled following days of warm weather, rain
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 2/24/2017 8:03:00 PM
Days of unseasonably warm temperatures and rain have forced the cancellation of the American Birkebeiner cross country ski race ... skiers and spectators from around the world were expected to come the Hayward area for what was planned a long weekend ...
Where the world’s refugees live
Washington Post - 2/22/2017 6:10:50 PM
As you might expect, many are centered in the countries that adjoin areas of conflict. While the United States ... The United States is the third-largest country in the world, according to estimates from the CIA World Factbook. Our relatively small ...
Fire destroys clubhouse at St. Charles area country club
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 2/18/2017 6:19:45 AM
CHARLES COUNTY • An early morning fire on Friday destroyed Bogey Hills Country Club’s landmark clubhouse, a meeting and socializing spot for decades for St. Charles area residents and ... that had been closed since World War II. The 9-hole operation ...
Why 20 Million People Are on Brink of Famine in a ‘World of Plenty’
New York Times - 2/23/2017 6:28:09 AM
It is declared after three specific criteria are met: when one in five households in a certain area face ... donor in the world, will follow through on its commitments under President Trump remains unclear. Second, all four countries facing the threat ...
The specter of famine: An impending crisis, made worse by war
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 2/24/2017 10:01:42 AM
People who are either involved in fighting or who are trying to live in areas that are being fought ... the Balkans and on the conflict horizon of the world. The circumstances of each of these particular four conflict countries are different, as is the ...
Inside North Korea, the world's most reclusive country
CNN - 2/18/2017 12:24:50 PM
Welcome inside the world's most reclusive country. Saturday On Saturday morning ... widely broadcasted military displays and parades -- and some of the surrounding areas. On Wednesday, the team also talked to some North Koreans and asked them about ...
International concerts, crafts make world of difference
Chron - 2/20/2017 4:40:09 PM
In future years, a specific country will provide the focus for each year's festival. Also, in the future, four areas of activities will be part ... Representatives of Houston's nine Sister Cities around the world also will participate.
Norway Is the ‘World’s Best Democracy’ — We Asked Its People Why
NBC News - 2/22/2017 7:33:45 AM
Its 5 million people live in an area the size of Montana that straddles the Arctic ... and it remains one of the richest countries in the world per capita. Furthermore, Norway isn't a member of the increasingly fractious European Union.
ECB Officials Doubt `Small Country' Britain's Post-Brexit Future
Bloomberg - 2/23/2017 5:59:31 AM
“It’s an interconnected world and small countries know that. The U.K. is a small country ... which at least is part of the European Economic Area, or Switzerland, which has bilateral agreements with the EU,” he said. “Open markets and a competitive ...
Trump: ‘If countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack’
World Tribune - 2/24/2017 4:35:25 PM
Trump has repeatedly denounced the July 2015 deal between world powers and Iran ... States will not yield its supremacy in this area to anybody. That’s what he made very clear in there. And that if other countries have nuclear capabilities, it will ...
S. Sudan president vows aid access to famine-hit areas
Yahoo News - 2/21/2017 5:07:36 PM
The world's youngest nation ... by ongoing fighting in the country where civil war has forced people to flee, disrupted agriculture, sent prices soaring, and seen aid agencies blocked from accessing some of the worst-hit areas. "It underscores the complete ...
Chicago's traffic not the worst in the world, but it's close
abc7chicago.com - 2/20/2017 12:43:56 PM
... areas in the U.S. The U.S. had half the cities on Inrix's list of the top 10 most congested areas in the world and was the most congested developed country on the planet, Inrix found. U.S. drivers averaged 42 hours per year in traffic during peak ...
Mumbai India's richest city, 2 Kolkata localities among most affluent: New World Wealth report
Times of India - 2/21/2017 12:57:04 PM
India now the sixth richest country in the world worth $6200 billion - much richer that European ... religious tensions between Christians and Muslims, especially in urban areas. "We expect that millionaire migration away from France will accelerate ...
Countries With The Most Protected Lands (Percentage Of Area As Reserves)
worldatlas.com - 4/18/2016 11:57:01 PM
Excluding marine and inter-tidal areas conserved as such, these countries have the highest percentages of their respective terrestrial spaces protected as reserves. Satellite image of the New Caledonia Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
World Bank Approves US$16 Million to Support Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health in Liberia
gnnliberia.com - 2/24/2017 9:21:45 PM
World Bank Liberia Country Manager. It will address six priority investment areas in essential health services and health system bottlenecks: * quality Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care including antenatal and postnatal care and child ...